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Resource TitleNational Council for Aging Care
DescriptionYou’ve got plans. And we’re here to help. is dedicated to connecting you and your family with the information you need to plan your future—and to agencies and organizations that can help make those plans a reality. Our resources will guide you through decisions on key aspects of your later years, and we’re in touch with a network that can help you navigate your options.  That’s why we were created: so you can make the best of what’s ahead.

Resource TitleAOPHA: The Advocate of Not-For-Profit Services for Older Ohioans
DescriptionFounded in 1937, AOPHA, the advocate of not-for-profit services for older Ohioans, is a statewide nonprofit trade association representing over 335 not-for-profit senior housing apartments, home and community-based service providers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs).

Resource TitleOHCA: The Ohio Healthcare Association
DescriptionThe Ohio Health Care Association is proud to represents more than 800 nursing facilities, assisted living communities and intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded (ICF/MR). The Association was established in 1946 to meet the needs of the state's growing number of long-term care professionals, which today totals more than 100,000 exceptional men and women who care for Ohio's most frail and vulnerable citizens.

Resource TitleAHCA: The American Health Care Association
DescriptionAHCA represents the long-term care community to the nation at large - to government, business leaders, and the general public. It also serves as a force for change within the long-term care field, providing information, education, and administrative tools that enhance quality at every level.

Resource TitleThe Ohio Academy of Nursing Homes
DescriptionThe Academy is a Columbus-based trade association representing the interests of the long-term care industry. The Academy's membership includes nearly 230 licensed Ohio facilities representing approximately 23,000 beds. Our membership represents a true cross-section of the nursing home industry, from small sole proprietorships to larger Ohio-based multi-facility companies. Special committees of the Academy focus on skilled care, residential care (rest homes), adult care facilities and MR related issues.

Person Centered Care Movements 
Resource TitleWellspring Model Homepage
DescriptionWellspring believes the key to an improved resident experience and success is collaboration and cooperation among facilities, staff empowerment, database decision-making and accountability between partner organizations for improved resident outcomes. The core charter group consisted of 11 independent not-for-profit organizations located throughout eastern Wisconsin. Their skilled nursing facilities ranged in size from 63 to 415 beds; in urban as well as rural areas.

Resource TitleThe Pioneer Network
DescriptionWe recognize our need to create ways of living and working together different from the traditional models. The Pioneer Network supports models where elders live in open, diverse, caring communities. Pioneers are working toward transformational system change by both evolutionary and revolutionary means, using Pioneer values and principles as the foundations for change.

Resource TitleThe Green House Project
DescriptionThe Green House is intended to de-institutionalize long-term care by eliminating large nursing facilities and creating habilitative, social settings. Its primary purpose is to serve as a place where elders can receive assistance and support with activities of daily living and clinical care, without the assistance and care becoming the focus of their existence.

Resource TitleThe Eden Alternative Homepage
DescriptionThe core concept of The Eden Alternative™ is strikingly simple. We must teach ourselves to see the environments as habitats for human beings rather than facilities for the frail and elderly.

General Person Centered Care Informational Websites, Books, Case Studies etc. 
Resource TitleAdvancing Excellence
DescriptionA new coalition of groups representing healthcare providers, caregivers, medical and quality improvement experts, government agencies, consumers and others have joined together to launch a new two-year Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes campaign. This national campaign seeks excellence in the quality of life and quality of care for the more than 1.5 million American nursing home residents by enhancing choice, strengthening workforce, and improving clinical outcomes. The campaign supporters believe that quality nursing home care should be an automatic expectation for everyone, nothing less, and are committed to working together to engage nursing homes in the goals of this campaign in order to achieve real progress in quality of care. Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes builds on the work and goals of other initiatives such as the Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI), Quality First, and the culture change movement, bringing these initiatives (and their supporters) together to help foster continued quality improvement in nursing homes.

Resource TitleThe Institute for Caregiver Education
DescriptionThe Institute for Caregiver Education offers a variety of educational products designed to support and enhance cultural transformation in eldercare settings while meeting a range of professional development needs.

Resource TitleCulture Change in Long Term Care by Audrey S. Weiner and Judy S. Ronch
DescriptionThis book will inform you about the theoretical and practical applications of culture change within the institutional long-term care setting. It examines existing models of "positive cultures," emphasizing philosophy, underpinning, and implementation

Resource TitleLoomis Communities Culture Change Case Study
DescriptionCase Study: a document explaining the culture change process at Loomis Communities. Dated May 15, 2005

Resource TitleNational Long Term Care Ombudsmen Resource Center
DescriptionA collaboration of Long Term Care Initiatives from many different states that Nebraska has put together to work on their state Resident Centered Care Projects. Includes a library, quick search and index.

Resource TitleAlmost Home
DescriptionAlmost Home- the documentary of a nursing home culture change. Includes information on the film, essays and definitions related to Person Centered Care.

Resource TitleHaleigh's Almanac
DescriptionEden Alternative Associate Training Manual. Comprehensive information on all aspects of culture change..

Resource TitleGetting Started
DescriptionA Pioneering Approach to culture change in long-term care organizations.

Resource TitleThe Pioneer Exchange
DescriptionGrowing the grassroots culture change movement depends on the energy and input of everyday leaders in aging services. Actively participating on the Pioneer Exchange is a key way to contribute.

Resource TitleBathing Without a Battle
DescriptionIndividualized problem-solving approach to bathing and personal care of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease.

Resource TitleBathing Without a Battle
DescriptionVideo or DVD. Depicts a better bathing experience for persons with Alzheimer's Disease.

Resource TitleLife Safety Link Related to Christmas Decorations in LTC Facilities
DescriptionFrom the ODH website, Question and Answers
LinkClick Here!

Resource TitleF-Tag Crosswalk to Culture Change
DescriptionThis volume of the Crosswalk Series examines each of the selected F-Tags, identifies a link between a primary Culture Change Principle and the regulatory language, and weaves an action-based connection between Culture Change Values and Guidance to surveyors for each regulation. F-Tags are presented in a standardized format that is easy to understand by all levels of nursing home team members, and serves as a valuable tool for achieving meaningful in-service education as well as regulatory compliance.

Consultants, Programs and Products Related to Person Centered Care
DescriptionThis is a partnership between Barbara Brock from Communication Art, INC the creator of the RCCT, Wayne Bucher, the owner/administrator of an assisted living facility that has had person-centered in place for almost twenty years, and Diane Waugh. We offer consulting services on changing cultures of care
Phone Number419 351-7654

Resource TitleAction Pact, Inc.
DescriptionAction Pact, Inc. is a company of trainers, consultants and educators who assist nursing homes and other elder care organizations in becoming resident-directed. We do this by encouraging the development of small, familiar communities which provide more opportunities for elders to give care, make decisions and have control over their daily lives.

Resource TitleCulture Change Now! Magazine
DescriptionCulture Change Now! is Action Pact's twice-yearly periodical for long term care professionals interested in Culture Change. It is filled with how-to information and articles of inspiration. All levels of staff and families will enjoy the only publication solely dedicated to culture change!

Resource TitleFire Retardant Services
DescriptionApplication of product that retards burning of all types of materials 
Ohio Representative: Walt Bremenour 330-231-3045